3504 Via Real
Showcasing: The tour will walk through the entire growing process of Phalaenopsis & Cymbidium Orchids. Tours will leave on the hour and last about 45 minutes. Frequency of tours may increase if needed.
Flowers for Sale?: Yes, there will be retail center set-up to sell phalaenopsis & cymbidium orchids.
Suemae Lin Willhite will be demonstrating her orchid brush techniques and selling her unique paintings during the tour and Rori’s Artisanal Creamery will have their truck serving up delicious naturally flavored ice cream with local ingredient.
Suemae draws her ideas from nature and spiritual inspirations. She paints when she is inspired by a vision in her mind’s eye from a wide range of subjects and compositions with a unique style of Chinese impressionism, abstract, and her own fusion of East meets West. Painting is like a form of meditation for her soul and she comes away with so much joy from the process.
Chi is the spiritual ideal of the artist and is translated into the artist’s calligraphy and painting. It is the Chinese way to strive for harmony in body, mind, and spirit.
Suemae comes from a family with rich heritage of artists and scholars from Taiwan. She is an award-winning artist with over 40 years of experience in Chinese brush painting and calligraphy master. She is very passionate about teaching the timeless beauty of Chinese art and calligraphy in private workshops and for SBCC/CLL. She has published two ebooks: A to Z in Chinese Calligraphy and A to Z Animals in Chinese Calligraphy.
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